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Art Hansen Print Sale

Art Hansen in his studio, photo by Janice Randall
Art Hansen in his studio, photo by Janice Randall

If you’ve always wanted an Art Hansen etching, now is your opportunity. Vashon Allied Arts will host a one-day sale of the Island’s internationally renowned artist’s unframed etchings, Saturday, March 17, at the Blue Heron. Doors open at 11 am for VAA members, noon for the public, until 4 pm. Available in both black and white and color, at reasonable prices, the sale will feature more than 180 etchings including works never before shown on the Island. Subjects are as varied as flowers, Island and Northwest landscapes, gardens, ponds, trees and people.

"Art Hansen embodies all that I admire in an artist," says Gallery Curator and Hansen’s long-time friend Janice Mallman. "His humility coupled with his very passionate lifelong commitment to his art…he honors every day things."

Frame of Mind owner Donna Kellum has graciously offered 15% discount on framing of all prints purchased at the print sale. Come browse the many choices and view the prolific and varied works of one of our Island’s most treasured resident artists. "It’s the perfect way for anyone to acquire affordable artwork by a well-known Northwest artist," adds Mallman.

Hansen has lived on his pastoral Westside property for nearly 50 years. Views from his windows are among some of his favorite subjects for his vibrant watercolors, etchings and lithographs shown in such prestigious collections as the Smithsonian Associates Art Collectors Program and Davidson Galleries. He was honored as a VAA Art Auction Commissioned Artist in 2011.